At last year's PSP Expo in Orlando, APSP met to gauge interest in developing a group that would...
Last week we kicked off our monthlong celebration of the Awards of Excellence with a look at the...
Organizers of the International Pool |Spa | Patio Expo recently announced five finalists for the...
The International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo was truly where it all came together for the pool and spa industry. Council meetings, seminars, training and parties took center stage as members mingled, conducted business and renewed acquaintances. Award winners were celebrated and recognized by their peers, leaving us all with a great reminder of what is good and honorable in our industry.
Left to Right: Mark Thompson, Absolute Pool & Spa Care; Sherrie Thompson, Absolute Pool & Spa Care; Tim Rogers, BioLab; Craig Sears, Sears Pool Management Consultants
Left to Right: Drew Schaarschmidt, Courtney Schaarschmidt, and Jeff Hunt, from Cox Pools.
Left to Right: Rich Gottwald, APSP; Rich Garbee, GLI Pool Products
Left to Right: Kristin Woiteshek, Nordic Hot Tubs; Maurizio Vozza, Nordic Hot Tubs; Scott Hunsaker, Councilman/Hunsaker & Associates
Left to Right: Kathleen Carlson, Aqua Quip; Denise Migliaccio, The Pool & Spa Place
Left to Right: Dr. William A. Kent, Team Horner; Jack Manilla, Portofino Pools
Left to Right: Seth Ewing and Kenya Thomas, APSP
Left to Right: Brett Symes and Chris Dudley, HomeAdvisor
Brett Abbott, Pool Builder Marketing (At Dry Erase Board); Lawrence Caniglia, Northeast Spa & Pool Association (Behind Brett in the blue shirt); Mark Thompson, Absolute Pool & Spa Care, Inc (Directly behind Brett)
Jon Dongell, Pebble Technology International Presentation: APSP-12 Plastering Standard "A Standard Above"
Foreground, Left to Right: Jatinder "JT" Sidhu, Coast Spas; Nathan Coelho, Master Spas
Left to Right: Troy McGinty, Hayward Industries, Inc. Crystal Lengua, SMP Specialty Metal Products
Left to Right: Eddie Rossi, DesRochers Backyard Pool Co. Joe DeFuria, Bioguard
Left to Right: Cristian Martinez, guest of Absolute Pool & Spa Care; Dulce Garcia and Josh Fisher, Absolute Pool & Spa Care; Brett Symes and Chris Dudley, HomeAdvisor Josh Herrington, Absolute Pool & Spa Care
Hiring and training new employees isn’t a black-and-white process — in fact, there’s quite a bit of gray area. That’s because there’s a lot of emotion and opinion involved, and everyone approaches it differently.
For example: What do you consider satisfactory job performance? How much time do you think is required to properly train an employee? How long should it take before a new hire “gets it”?
And what would you consider to be poor performance and/or unsatisfactory...
At last year's PSP Expo in Orlando, APSP met to gauge interest in developing a group that would focus on the commercial side of the pool and spa industry.
The response was overwhelming. The event played out to a standing-room-only crowd, with a vigorous exchange of ideas among all assembled.
“As we continued on in that meeting and asked questions of what people were interested in, we found a great alignment within the entire industry,” says Donna Williams, chief marketing...
Last week we kicked off our monthlong celebration of the Awards of Excellence with a look at the impressive lineup of projects in the Bronze-winning category. Now, we're moving on to the Silver award winners.
This week you'll find projects than range from simply sensational to the sensationally simple, some with geometric borders and others with craftily coped edges. Fire effects, luxe lighting and fantastic homes frame the work, all of which earned the second-highest accolade the...
It's no secret that variable-speed pumps have become the primary means for increasing energy efficiency in pools. Since their introduction in the early 2000s, the technology has become widely accepted at all...